Preparing students for the 21st century

08/21/2011 | KQED.org

Given the ubiquity of the Internet and other digital tools, it's time for parents and educators to embrace technology and change in an "archaic education system," Duke University professor Cathy Davidson says. She suggests schools re-emphasize physical and arts education, end the focus on testing and college preparation, assign projects with real-world ties and teach students to communicate globally with digital tools. "It's time to survey our lives and figure out what works, what doesn't, and how we can make real and practical improvements in our schools ...," she said.

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